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supporters of edward snowden the man who exposed the true extent of america's vast the violence network played for washington not to prosecute if he does it pays from his hotel in hong kong the ultimate whistleblower wiki leaks julian assange exclusively tells r t that he fears snowden will be persecuted for years. to suicide attacks rocked damascus killing fourteen and wounding dozens more as the u.s. considers approving lethal arms supplies to the syrian opposition. and hundreds of turkish riot police again storm east. where with crew from r.t. the arabic channel caught up in the heavy crackdown.
welcome you watching r.t. we've made andrey farmer now the ex cia man who blew the lid off america's fast n.s.a. public surveillance net is promising more explosive revelations edward snowden supporters are mobilizing to say with tens of thousands signing a petition to pardon the whistleblower well earlier kevin i even spoke to wiki leaks editor and she said that snowden faces years of persecution and possible extradition if china complies with washington's potential demand. empathize having being through a very similar situation myself. trying to actively support through this interview with in other ways. snowden's plight back in october last year i published a book called so i put politics coaling for exactly the sorts of actions in
relation to the mass of my own state that is developed in the united states and in the west more broadly exactly what mr snowden is doing so it's very pleasing to see such concrete simple proof presented before the public snowden's position is very very interesting in hong kong right now this week we have a meeting between the chinese president and president obama are subverting the in california that discussing the size of war amongst other matters now while you would think that the naive level that would increase the chinese support for mr snowden it all kind of and it may do under the say it was this thing that is the nature of trying to use you made your politics early if it's not really made sure you maneuvers and in fact to try and. suppress those people who seem
to be dissenting and to go off sort of figleaves so i would expect at the end of the round this week to try and who. from a serious distance to the united states possible extradition of the start in china was the first country. to send so we should be expecting two thousand and seven good policies and very little bit since that time but to this present day that the great firewall of china still tries. reports say u.s. officials are already in the process of filing charges against the twenty nine year old less than a week after the whistleblower revealed america's citizens spying to britain's guardian newspaper at the moment no one knows where snowden is he was last seen checking out of this hotel in hong kong that's where he remained for a while after revealing his identity to the global media it's thought he may still be in hong kong the chinese territory has an extradition treaty with the united
states but the process could stretch out for months and could potentially be blocked by beijing. the american surveillance program reportedly has much larger goals than just spying on its own citizens is our building correspondent peter oliver has been finding it. among the information that was revealed by whistleblower edward snowden is a map that shows where around the world the united states was listening in to people's telephone conversations this maps generated so that countries with minimum wire taps taking place in the color green and those where the most wiretapping was taking place are in red i would guess has thrown up a few surprises one of those is that right here in germany a lot appears in a lou reed orange on the map suggesting that it was the subject of quite significant wiretapping this shows that the u.s. has kept some quite serious tabs on just what was going on in the phone conversations of people here in europe's economic powerhouse it's been suggested
that although these claims are made that they're trying to stop terrorism that these could be used for economic purposes to try and find out just what's going on inside of europe's only real economic success story at the moment well of course this caused some outrage here in europe and it's certainly going to raise some serious questions when president barack obama arrives here in berlin next week for talks with angular merkel this is sure to be a major issue that dominates that summit just what was being listened to and exactly why these conversations were being listened to and it's also likely to raise questions on friday when the european commission vice president vivian reading talks with senior u.s. officials in dublin now the man here in germany who's in charge of protecting german citizens identity and personal data is called the u.s. actions unacceptable saying that the level of protection that was in place to look after u.s. citizens well was really far greater than those to look after a u.s.
citizens and well aren't we all allies after all the social democratic party here in germany who are the main opposition party have said that they want to hear from the german secret service to find out exactly just how much and when they knew that german citizens. we're being listened to during their phone conversations now all of this is caused outrage here in europe however at home in the united states well a poll by the washington post suggests that fifty six percent of americans currently think that this type of trolling for four wire taps is acceptable if it was to deter terrorists acts while forty six percent saying that it was unacceptable so a majority saying that this type of action should be allowed by the united states government despite the well despite the the unnerving that it does towards their european allies of course this is also a humiliating blow to the internet companies we all in trust with our most private
data r.t. business presenting katie pilbeam takes a closer look at the ramifications for then. web sites like facebook google and instagram have been mining the personal information of their hundreds of millions of users through their computers or mobiles every day from our favorite sports top designers on diets you name it we've talked about it they make a digital note of it and this personal data is big business most of all stick with grease some of what we can be used to at target our friends do use us to deal even the new revelations at our private data is being abused to make these huge companies even richer it in little to quench our enthusiasm for them well at least for now take verizon for example the biggest u.s. cell phone network with one hundred twenty one million subscribers is accused of handing over millions of phone records to the u.s. government but as you can see despite the scandal the company's share price is
actually managing to game still valued at around one hundred billion dollars and recently google with more than thirteen billion hits a month the company's street view service was fined seven million dollars in the u.s. because as well as photo mapping the streets their calls were scooping up data on people's e-mails passwords web histories from their own crypted home and wife i signals google is still wild almost three hundred billion dollars facebook with its one point one billion users is has more than a few privacy complaints of racing is there was the farmville breach back in twenty ten will face but was found to be giving out the game is identification numbers to bird party apps but the company is still worth nearly seventy billion dollars so some of these scandals appear to have dented the value of these companies so do we no longer care how intrusive they are that's what i asked leading media consumer
less than your lap. it's clear that certain privacy rights and norms have been have been violated but we have to see really how this situation pans out before we make any judgment it's very difficult for consumers to just leave facebook or any other platform because it's not something about either google or facebook but it's something about the internet as such consumers would have little eternity of to move to other platforms because they have all been as it stands now complicit in providing data safe an hour just to switch into these sites but the more best it's up on these days and more frustrated we're becoming and that grade might just make us finally log off from what a fast becoming anti social networks the latest exposure of u.s. government surveillance is among the issues taking center stage in the cosmos report here's what's coming up later this hour. with one of the people of the.
seldom a together even for a merriment diversion but for the conversation ending in a conspiracy against the public or in some contrivance to raise prices that's fricken out of. state. max for proof of this we're going to look at an image of man of the same trade getting together for the purposes of merriment and diversion it looked like from the photo in this is barack obama in february twentieth eleven meeting with steve jobs to his left mark zuckerberg of facebook to his right then you see the c.e.o. of twitter the c.e.o. of yahoo across the table as the google c.e.o. eric schmidt larry ellison and the president of stanford university the last supper . you know it's an undertaker's convention it's the moment when barack obama complicit bed with these guys who run prism essentially that's the moment i mean
look at that dinner look at that image this is when barack obama actually took the constitution and wiped his butt with it and it's the moment of supreme treasonous action by the president eyes states america is dead seventeen seventy six to present thanks barack you kill the country. well the fallout from edward snowden's expose i use developing rapidly and we are across it for you get the latest global reaction here at r.t. dot com we report online his whereabouts may be unknown but he could well end up in russia that's after a spokesman for president putin said the country would consider granting political asylum to the whistleblower if he asks for the. british foreign secretary william hague is fighting accusations that the u.k. surveillance and agency was allowed to dip into american citizen spy next get more on that after. more world news for you in just
welcome back to suicide blasts have rocked the syrian capital damascus killing at least fourteen people and wounding thirty one more explosions targeted a police station in the very heart of the capital with reports that one man inside the building the attacks come after the syrian army took the strategic town of qusayr from the rebels last week and what some see as a turning point in the war raging forces nine plan to recapture aleppo in the north rebel held districts of home. president putin touched upon the syrian
crisis during a question and answer session with journalists here with r.t. headquarters in moscow he says the situation in syria is being aggravated by foreign influence still not spoke with the terms which are it's no surprises but we're concerned about the future of ethnic and religious groups that live on syrian territory who want long lasting peace and order there with all the rights and interests of the people guaranteed so our position has always been to allow people to make a decision about the structure of power in syria how rights interests and safety will be ensured only after these agreements are reached should one turn to more systematic transitions not vice versa that is to throw everyone out and then plunged entire country into chaos. and you can watch the full interview with president putin here not a little later this evening. no more tolerance for the protests in turkey that
a pronouncement comes from prime minister erdogan off the hundreds of riot police stormed the town boards tanks in the square writing to gas and rubber bullets down on protesters who've enjoyed an eighty two weeks of heavy policing the niece is an occupy gazey protester and was texting during this morning's police crackdown he told the bang not say what he witnessed. through to a to go nervous stumble send a message that they're not going to intervene in the gezi park but the only texan square so they want to remove the barricades and they said they're not going to intervene in the peace of protesters but won't be seen in the following hours that they came in the square and they started to intervene in gezi park and now the texan scare the central center of istanbul is this all over tear gas and even myself have been tear gas while i was coming here while i was on the way to the studio but the scene today is actually going worse for example in the in the
biggest courthouse of istanbul today there were around fifty lawyers who were possessed protesting as the police while they were all arrested a few hours ago rubber ballots have been used by the police today and one people might have been dead although i should state that this is not in another no official information i didn't say just how far the protesters are willing to go now that you've mentioned that unofficial reports that there might be a death involved from today's protests and that police trying to get everybody out seems that way. are you ok can you please repeat i can't hear you how far you will make a how far are you willing to go. well the. as you might heard more of the prime minister is is is is to meet with the a representation group of the protests and yes he forks there were some certainty
months that. yes he parked the terraces or put that they put on to the table so the prime minister the government will will absolutely discuss with them but they possible to be met these demands or what kind of. concessions can be made through the negotiation process so we'll see what's going to happen tomorrow tomorrow's meeting as i think it will be very pretty much will be a turning point. for marty's arabic network was among those caught up in a violent crackdown. but that's what started the crackdown on protesters an attack seems where early in the morning or used tear gas and broke the tents tear gas canister hit the camera and broke our cameramen fell to the ground i also suffer badly from the tear gas violent clashes are happening right now in the streets of
istanbul it's like a war zone. and our correspondent has just returned from istanbul after reporting on the anti-government rallies earlier she tells a bang not say about her experience that. taksim is the unique place absolutely because it was nothing like any of the protests that were ever seen before it was going to be feeling like of camaraderie a lot of people were there but there were so many people and they were there night after night that i couldn't help but ask the question that at some point it obviously had to somehow end and obviously the protesters weren't given any of their any of their demands or any of their aspirations at the same time you had the prime minister who first left for four days just when the protests started just when people were really agitated and angry then he came back and said we're not going to budge we're not going to make any concessions everything's going to be just like it was and then just a couple of days later there's such a fine if you don't want the park to be demolished we'll think about it but we will not make a shopping mall that's as far as the government has gone and even now i mean yes
there have been some semi apologies from the mayor or from the ministry of interior when it came to the excessive use of force and this is something that the government said was criticized for in turkey but they haven't. they haven't really promised any was to geisha into that this started off as an environmental protest and it's now gotten into what will these pictures why do you think the people are so angry well because you have to understand that even though everyone never ceases to repeat that you know he won by what half a percent margin or something like that there is still about half of the population in the country who are extremely unhappy with the direction that he's taking they're saying that there is an increasing islamisation there saying that he has absolutely no no regard for the freedom of speech we have to remember that turkey does have an incredible number of journalists jailed and it does come under scrutiny under fire from a lot of international organizations and from other other countries for not quite living up to the european standards which is that it aspires to live up to but i
don't want just doesn't seem like he really can make up his mind whether he wants to go with the ultimate ideal whether he actually wants to join the e.u. so it's interesting to see how this situation will develop further because i think there's going to be a lot of pressure there. well prime minister erdogan has slammed the protesters as mobs in a speech to parliament he also blamed the media and social networks the stirring the unrest journalist neil clark has been following the events into. that heard around doesn't feel threatened by the protests because of his international backing or not and feels emboldened really to act in a very harsh where gets protesters and even bolton who proceeded member of nature i mean u.s. ally and i think he just see just how moved muted the criticism of murder has been over the last week the west john kerry raids mutterings about not using too much force but william hague for example has been silent the french have been silent and i think this in poland to clamp down harshly on protest but in the police but in the water cannons that plastic bullets etc his deputy had said that he wants to
meet with the protesters the protesters therefore hoping that maybe something could be sorted out reasonably amicably and then today we see this force. absolutely and i think no one feels really privileged no real pressure on him to actually negotiate with the protesters why should he because he's got the backing of nato and the u.s. the u.s. will do everything to stop drug falling from power and. that's a very important factor the other thing is of course elections are in turkey for two more years the opposition is divided so he thinks he did a very strong position. here with r.t. a quick look now at other headlines from around the world a massive explosion hit the supreme court compound in afghanistan's capital leaving sixteen people dead and another forty wounded the taliban admits carrying out the attack which is more deadly in this instance the end of twenty eleven the blast
took place just two hundred meters from the u.s. embassy in kabul. china has launched a manned space flight on a fifteen day mission to dock with a flat cap sure carrying the three astronauts lifted off from the gobi desert in the countries far west the crew of two men and one women are taking part in china's longest space mission yet as part of work to complete the country's own space station by the end of the decade. meanwhile half of the flights from france's main airports have been canceled as air traffic controllers begin a three day strike protesting over plans to centralize control of europe's airspace claiming it will affect public safety and their working conditions european commission says the moves are vital to cut costs and reduce the unions from other european countries are set to join the strike on wednesday. in iran a certain reformist presidential candidate has quit the race less than
a day after the first pulled out reports say mohammed was asked to drop out by the head of the reformist movement most of the six remaining can. and it's our conservatives close to the supreme leader ayatollah khomeini reducing chances that a moderate could win friday's election. at least seventy people have been killed and two hundred thirty injured in iraq during just one day in the latest spike in violence suicide blasts roadside bombs and gun battles rocked the country on monday continuing weeks of bloodshed which has claimed nearly two thousand lives since april much of the violence is blamed on sunni insurgents after months of protests against the shiite led government parties you see caffein off investigate the sectarian tensions. may was the bloodiest month seen in iraq in the past five years a surge in sectarian violence that's raised fears of another civil war sunni versus shia one country two sects. iraq has been through this before and that divide
never really field tensions are growing between the shiite led government in my already saying news inflamed by the raging conflict in neighboring syria to understand the divisions we have to travel to an area off limits to foreign journalists the end our province following the u.s. led invasion this area was the heartland of the sunni insurgency today it's become the focal point of the anti-government protests boil on for several months now every friday this scene prayer on the highway to baghdad followed by protests against the baghdad government it's a situation that's reflective of the state of iraq today a country that has been torn apart by war but doesn't seem to be any closer to healing the wounds in the divisions that have been least during that occupation here the sunni protesters who have gathered behind me want a different kind of system they want to change they feel that the government
doesn't represent them soft but is one of those protesters he's brought his son to almost every demonstration there for a residence but not by choice he says he was forced to flee baghdad for fear of arrest by the military and that his sect made him a target of one day a military brigade surrounded the area where we lived in baghdad and started making arrests they were targeting sunday residents and the rest of my cousins so i gathered my family in the street to flu jab one of. the demonstrators complain of discrimination arbitrary arrests detention even torture under the rule of prime minister nouri al maliki charges that the government denies the motion was also the government systematically driving sunnis from baghdad this is missing. migrations is being done in the open cities are restricted in everything from where we live to the kinds of jobs we can have. but in a shia neighborhood a different version of the story fearful of retribution for speaking out this
residence for first to hide his identity he tells us of the dangers iraqi shia face from armed groups. also have been displaced by threats from al qaeda and other militias this used to be a mixed area but people have started exchanging houses between sunni and shia families to safety. some analysts blame the united states for the divisions they go to the new system political system or of the sectarian basis. like they made the proportions for the seventies for this. and for the dish this is when all. those divisions have taken a toll on iraq each generation separated by the threat of violence. really effects that causes a lot of programs between me and my friends especially if they from a different six we can't work together we'll hang out. in some neighborhoods i could get killed for being seen with someone from a different religious group ten years after the war iraq is still struggling to
find peace as the ghosts of its sectarian past haunt the future you see catherine of r.t. baghdad. it's so nice half past eight here in moscow and coming up next as promised max and stacey examine how far washington's all seeing i can actually see. six india residents were thrown off of an airplane not for what they said but how they said it because they said it in another language russian in fact a paranoid and cowardly steward on the plane told them that they had to clear out just for speaking another language to be here yes of some group of people were to
commit a terrorist act then speaking in a foreign language would be a good tactic i can't deny that and forgers a code to america better get on the ball and learn to speak english adequately but there is a problem about fifty million tourists visit america every year according to the u.s. department of commerce and trust me not all of them are canadians if the usa is going to have millions of tourists arriving and traveling by air then don't be surprised when they speak their own languages if you're going to throw for. first off airplanes just for speaking their date of languages then you're going to have to basically throw people off of half of the planes flying over the united states but that's just my opinion. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything. i'm tom part of the big picture.
welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser adam smith warned that people of the same train seldom made together even for merriment and diversion but for the conversation ending in a conspiracy against the public aren't some contrivance to raise prices that's fricken adam smith who said that stacy mac's proof of this we are going to look at an image of man of the same trade getting together for the purposes of merriment and diversion it would look like from the photo in this is barack obama in february twentieth eleven meeting with.